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by Reanfan
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Topic: Review: Splatoon 2 (Switch Retail)
Replies: 1
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Review: Splatoon 2 (Switch Retail)


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Squids or Kids Too!

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Developed and published by Nintendo, Splatoon 2 is the sequel to the fairly popular Wii U shooter Splatoon which ended up being one of the top-selling games on the ill-fated dual-screen home console. Does this sequel hold a candle to its predecessor? Continue reading our review to find out!



Arguably the weakest aspect of the original Splatoon title that released on the Wii U was the single player Hero Mode which had only a handful of short stages that were too similar to one-another and were fairly easy to beat. The whole mode could be finished within an hour or two, but luckily Hero Mode in Splatoon 2 is much more robust with longer, more difficult stages, and much more variety to the tasks. You can easily spend 10-20 hours in the mode this time around which is fantastic news for any squid!

The gameplay in Splatoon 2 is mostly the same as its predecessor, however a few new techniques have been added such as a power shield to guard against certain attacks and of course new weapons. Multiplayer is as fun as you'd expect, however we did experience major instability and frequent disconnects while playing online which wasn't a problem with the original title on Wii U.



Salmon Run is a fun and challenging mode that will really test your mettle and can earn you some good equipment should you do well at the mode! The controls are good, but ironically the original Splatoon was much better in this regard. You'll find out why in our review of Splatoon (Wii U Retail) which will be going live early next month.

There are alot of rehashed stages alongside new ones, unfortunately alot of the old stages have been simplified and many good hiding spots in those stages have been removed which is a shame. Splatfests are the main attraction in this series and are basically a competitive poll where you vot for your favorite poll option which will basically become your team and people on both teams splat it out to prove who is top squid in the arena!



The major drawback of Splatoon 2 and the Nintendo Switch in-general is the lack of voice chat which can only be done if you have a mobile device that is compatible with Nintendo's voice chat app for Switch which is just insane in our opinions. Sure almost everyone in Japan has a mobile device, but elsewhere the numbers are as low as 35% -40% which means that depending on region there will be large groups of players online who won't be able to strategise with their team members which could give certain teams a clear-cut advantage.



Visually the game looks great with a better resolution than the previous game in the new series, however we did notice that in certain returning stages there were certain details missing that made them seem less impressive. The upside is that you'd likely miss these details during a heated match, but it still is a disappointing downgrade. The soundtrack on the other hand is just as good as the first game's and the Squid Sisters music videos are just as fun to watch and listen to which will be music to every squid's ears we're sure!



Bottom-Line:

With excellent gameplay, solid controls, fantastic single player and multiplayer modes, and a flawless soundtrack, Splatoon 2 is a game that any Switch owner should thoroughly enjoy, however downgraded returning stages that are less detailed and are missing many hiding spots, as well as the lack of actual in-game voice chat options really hurt the game's overall score, but regardless we give Splatoon 2 a good level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

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#Review #Nintendo #Switch #FPS #Splatoon #Gaming

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by Reanfan
on October 9th 2017, 3:03 pm
 
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Topic: Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Switch Retail)
Replies: 17
Views: 243

Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Switch Retail)


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A Walk On The Wild Side!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is a fantastic open-world adventure game that completely reinvents the franchise. And while it's an excellent title it feel like it's lost some of that Zelda magic. Despite this we still feel the game is one of the best titles in the franchise. Continue reading our review to find out why!



Breath of The Wild is an open-world adventure game and possesses a massive world with tons of secrets and hidden areas to explore and despite being much smaller in scale than Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo did a fantastic job with the topography of the world in the game to make you truly feel like an explorer! This is the game's greatest strength, however it's also its greatest weakness as well since the game nearly does away with complex puzzle solving and dungeons in favor of smaller and easier shrines.

These mini dungeons number in the 100's, but are substantially simpler than a typical dungeon in the Zelda series. With the exception of this, however Breath of The Wild is a fantastic entry in the series and other aspects such as the story-telling as well as sidequests and pseudo guild quests are superb and will keep you entertained for many hours!



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also the first game in the Zelda series to have full voice acting in most of the important story scenes which gives a breath of fresh air to the narrative of the game! The difficulty of the game is fairly easy for the most part, though it can become somewhat challenging at times. For those who want a challenge, there's a difficulty setting for that! The item scavenging and pet system are extremely rich and can make exploration extremely fun for completionists!

You can also cook and craft items in the game as well. This system is somewhat limited, but is enjoyable nonetheless! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also by far the longest game in the Zelda series clocking in at over 300 hours to complete one hundred percent!



The controls in the game a flawless and are a piece of cake to learn which is always a very good thing. The visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild are absolutely gorgeous and even give Xenoblade Chronicles X a run for its money in-terms of the best looking Wii U games! The environments as well as the character/enemy models are intricately detailed and the Cel-Shading gives the game a breathtaking art-direction unlike anything we've ever seen before!

The soundtrack is also absolutely flawless with fully orchestrated dynamic tracks that not only fit the mood of the game, but also change in rhythm and tempo depending on what's happening around Link which adds to the game's atmosphere!



The Switch Difference:

Besides a slightly higher resolution and better frame rate on the Nintendo Switch version when docked both games are nearly identical. The only difference we can think of is that the Switch port has better textures and object models, but overall you'll have an amazing experience with the game regardless of which console you play it on!



Bottom-Line:

With an incredible story, superb gameplay, and flawless controls, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will draw any Wii U or Switch owners to the game while the unparalleled audio-visual presentation will keep players coming back time and time again. Honestly the only drawback that the game has is that it is too different from the other games in the series, however in-terms of open-world games, Breath of The Wild is in a league of its own which is why we give the game a perfect level of recommendation to any and all Switch and Wii U owners!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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#Review #Nintendo #Zelda #WiiU #Switch #OpenWorld #Adventure #Gaming

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by Reanfan
on October 9th 2017, 2:55 pm
 
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Topic: Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Wii U Retail)
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Wii U Retail)


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A Walk On The Wild Side!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is a fantastic open-world adventure game that completely reinvents the franchise. And while it's an excellent title it feel like it's lost some of that Zelda magic. Despite this we still feel the game is one of the best titles in the franchise. Continue reading our review to find out why!



Breath of The Wild is an open-world adventure game and possesses a massive world with tons of secrets and hidden areas to explore and despite being much smaller in scale than Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo did a fantastic job with the topography of the world in the game to make you truly feel like an explorer! This is the game's greatest strength, however it's also its greatest weakness as well since the game nearly does away with complex puzzle solving and dungeons in favor of smaller and easier shrines.

These mini dungeons number in the 100's, but are substantially simpler than a typical dungeon in the Zelda series. With the exception of this, however Breath of The Wild is a fantastic entry in the series and other aspects such as the story-telling as well as sidequests and pseudo guild quests are superb and will keep you entertained for many hours!



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also the first game in the Zelda series to have full voice acting in most of the important story scenes which gives a breath of fresh air to the narrative of the game! The difficulty of the game is fairly easy for the most part, though it can become somewhat challenging at times. For those who want a challenge, there's a difficulty setting for that! The item scavenging and pet system are extremely rich and can make exploration extremely fun for completionists!

You can also cook and craft items in the game as well. This system is somewhat limited, but is enjoyable nonetheless! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also by far the longest game in the Zelda series clocking in at over 300 hours to complete one hundred percent!



The controls in the game a flawless and are a piece of cake to learn which is always a very good thing. The visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild are absolutely gorgeous and even give Xenoblade Chronicles X a run for its money in-terms of the best looking Wii U games! The environments as well as the character/enemy models are intricately detailed and the Cel-Shading gives the game a breathtaking art-direction unlike anything we've ever seen before!

The soundtrack is also absolutely flawless with fully orchestrated dynamic tracks that not only fit the mood of the game, but also change in rhythm and tempo depending on what's happening around Link which adds to the game's atmosphere!



Bottom-Line:

With an incredible story, superb gameplay, and flawless controls, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will draw any Wii U or Switch owners to the game while the unparalleled audio-visual presentation will keep players coming back time and time again. Honestly the only drawback that the game has is that it is too different from the other games in the series, however in-terms of open-world games, Breath of The Wild is in a league of its own which is why we give the game a perfect level of recommendation to any and all Switch and Wii U owners!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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#Review #Nintendo #Zelda #WiiU #OpenWorld #Adventure #Gaming

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by Reanfan
on September 24th 2017, 11:40 am
 
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Topic: WiiWareWave News: Our Website Will Become TheGamerResort Near The End of October.
Replies: 15
Views: 234

WiiWareWave News: Our Website Will Become TheGamerResort Near The End of October.


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Our New Name Has Been Decided!

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Earlier this month we asked you, our loyal members what you wanted us to name our website now that we've become an all-encompassing video games press website and a good deal of you voted for TheGamerResort. We then sent a newsletter poll to the members who didn't participate in the preliminaries and out of 225 votes 198 were in favor of renaming WiiWareWave, TheGamerResort! So we've heard your opinions and have decided to go with TheGamerResort as our new community name! So in less than a month "we'll let you know the exact day at least two weeks in advance", our new domain will be http://www.TheGamerResort.com

@GeekyGamerZack @KingreX32 We need a banner ready within the next 10-15 days and if you can't get access to a laptop even a simple temporary banner created and uploaded from your mobile device would be a good short-term solution!

Anyways what do you think of our new name and domain going into the future? Do you think it will help us grab a larger group of followers? Do you personally know anyone who might be tempted to join us with our new general gaming mantra and domain? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

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#WiiWareWaveNews #SiteNews #SiteUpdate #TheGamerResort #NewDomain #Nintendo #Sony #MS #Gaming

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by Gamergy
on August 4th 2016, 8:50 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: Retro: Graphic novel version of Nintendo Power's "Super Mario Adventures" coming this fall
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Retro: Graphic novel version of Nintendo Power's "Super Mario Adventures" coming this fall


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October 12th, actually

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In the early 1990s the Nintendo Power magazine published a series of comics featuring Mario and Luigi inspired by the now-classic game Super Mario World. Now the collection of said comics is coming in graphic novel form and will publish on October 12th 2016. If you're a fan of these comics, it should be worth the $14.99 it costs (and right now it's only $10.59!)

You can find the graphic novel here

Source via Nintendo Everything

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#Nintendo #News #General #Retro #Comics #NintendoPower

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by unrealgamergirl
on July 20th 2016, 8:22 pm
 
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Topic: Financial: Pokémon Go Has Made Nintendo More Valuable Than Sony?
Replies: 16
Views: 1351

Financial: Pokémon Go Has Made Nintendo More Valuable Than Sony?


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Pokémon Go Makes Sony a No?

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Hey there PlayStation gamers, Bre here with another PS update.  This update is a bit different then my usual updates, it deals with not only Sony but Nintendo too. So the news I have for you today is that the new popular application for your phone known as “Pokémon Go” has now helped Nintendo become more valuable than Sony. While this may not come to a shock to most of you, there are still some people that still hold hope that Sony will stay above Nintendo.

The new app for your phone gets you out and moving by having you search for Pokémon all around your town, then trying to catch them, all while leveling up and choosing your gym. I can say I am fond of Pokémon Go myself, but I also am fond of Sony so this puts me a tight squeeze. Though this may be the straw that brings Nintendo back from the Wii U somewhat flop, but at the same time Sony will is right behind fighting for their title with things such as the PS4K coming out soon. Which will be the winner? I guess we’ll wait and see, as for now Nintendo remains the champion.

Source: Pushsquare.

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#Nintendo #Sony #PokémonGo #Financial #Mobile #Niantic

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by Reanfan
on June 27th 2016, 11:07 am
 
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Topic: Review: Star Fox Zero (Wii U Retail)
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Review: Star Fox Zero (Wii U Retail)


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A Hero or A Zero?

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Developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo, Star Fox Zero is a unique on-the-rails shooter like no other in the series! But is this a good thing or bad? Continue reading our review to find out the answer to this question and so much more:

The gameplay in Star Fox Zero is very similar to most other cannon titles in the series, however there is no doubt that the game is far more robust and refined of an experience than its predecessors! First of all there are many new vehicles and tools to advance through the game's many stages including returning favorites such as the Land Rover and Submarines and new ones such as a mecha version of the Arwing and a drone which features a neat easter egg that we won't spoil!

Speaking of the drone sections while they certainly make good use of the Wii U Gamepad they're extremely difficult and feel more like a chore to take on. We'd have preferred these sections be at least a little more enjoyable, but as they are now they just aren't.



The game also features a robust achievement system and is it challenging! Some achievements are fairly straightforward, while others require a literal miracle to achieve which is great for replay value! The enemies in Star Fox Zero are quite interesting, however the controls and certain Gamepad features are very awkward and make the game feel like a chore to play which is a very bad thing and hurts our overall opinions of the game.

Visually the game looks decent enough and the frame-rate is okay for the most-part, however for a Wii U title the worlds are quite barren and the graphics in-general look like an early PS3 game, which is unfortunate given how gorgeous games such as Xenoblade Chronicles X, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and Bayonetta look on the Wii U.

The sound-track is excellent and really fits the mood of the game, but recycled sound effects and voice-overs from Star Fox 64 make the game feel quite unoriginal which again, hurts our overall opinions of the game.



Bottom-Line:

With great albeit flawed gameplay, somewhat difficult controls that take hours to grow accustomed to, and a somewhat disappointing audio-visual presentation, Star Fox Zero is a solid game that could have been so much better. Despite being the weakest title in the series we still think the game deserves a solid level of recommendation!

Price: $49.99/"$59.99 With Star Fox Guard"

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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#Review #StarFoxZero #Nintendo #PlatinumGames #WiiU #Retail

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by Reanfan
on June 15th 2016, 9:41 pm
 
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Topic: E3: Nintendo Announced Ever Oasis For The 3DS During Today's Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast!
Replies: 1
Views: 577

E3: Nintendo Announced Ever Oasis For The 3DS During Today's Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast!


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Build Your Own Oasis City!

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Nintendo announced a new IP during their Nintendo Treehouse broadcast this morning! The first title in this new series is called Ever Oasis and it's a cutesy 3DS JRPG that has town building elements, crafting, and gorgeously chibi visuals! At first glance Ever Oasis looks like a family friendly Dark Cloud title which is definitely a good thing in our opinions! For those who don't know Dark Cloud was a JRPG created by Level-5 that was one of the best and most unique JRPG's released on the PS2 and was one of the best PS2 launch titles in our opinions.

In any event the game appears to be coming along quite nicely in its development! Be sure to check-out the trailer of the game above and feel free to leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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#E3 #3DS #Retail #EverOasis #Nintendo #JRPG #Chibi

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by Reanfan
on June 15th 2016, 7:10 pm
 
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Topic: E3: Rhythm Heaven: Megamix (3DS) Available Now In North America!
Replies: 11
Views: 717

E3: Rhythm Heaven: Megamix (3DS) Available Now In North America!


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Funky Rhythm Demo Available As Well!

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Nintendo made a fairly shocking announcement at the end of today's Treehouse broadcast! The surprise is rhythmical fun! That's right folks, Nintendo has just released Rhythm Heaven: Megamix on the North American 3DS eShop, the game be downloaded as of the end of the broadcast which was about an hour ago! The game is rather pricey for a digital only title with a price of $34.99. Europe will apparently be getting a physical retail version of the game at a later date. A demo is also currently available for the game for those of you who want to try the game before you buy it!

Anyways what do you think of this surprise announcement, also are you European members disappointed that this game is not available in your region at present? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

Source: Nintendo Life.

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#E3 #3DS #eShop #RhythmHeavenMegamix #Nintendo #Rhythm

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by Reanfan
on June 9th 2016, 8:53 pm
 
Search in: WiiWareWave Exclusive Features
Topic: AVG Discussion: Ichigofan On What He Wants To See From Nintendo During This Year's E3!
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

AVG Discussion: Ichigofan On What He Wants To See From Nintendo During This Year's E3!


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More Reveals Please!

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Nintendo has made some rather strange choices for E3 this year by doing away with their traditional E3 broadcast, focusing primarily on a single game with some other already known content being shown off. This certainly doesn't mean that we won't get a few surprises along the way, but the key is to keep your expectations in-check.

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These are some of my hopes for Nintendo @E3 based on their current plans for this year!

Nintendo needs to have a nindie sizzle reel to showcase upcoming indie titles releasing on the Wii U and 3DS.

Show footage of some of the more promising looking indie titles releasing soon including Freedom Planet 2, Soul Saga, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, YIIK, Citadale: Gate of Souls, The Next Penelope, Tumblestones, etc.

Reveal a few new first party eShop esclusives for the Wii U hopefully with something Mario or Zelda related to help flesh-out this year's release schedule!

Localize several Japanese only titles on the Wii U VC to appease the die hard fans and again fill-in the 2016 release schedule.

Release Mother 3 in the West! In 2013 Earthbound aka Mother 2 was released on the Wii U VC, in 2014 Mother 3 was hinted at, in 2015 Earthbound Beginnings aka Mother 1 was released on the Wii U VC, so it'd make sense if Earthbound Endings aka Mother 3 is released on the Wii U VC this E3!

Add GCN, TG-16/CD, and NEOGEO to the Wii U VC service as the final systems to launch on the service "at least on Wii U"!

Announce more DLC for Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros., Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Hyrule Warriors for Wii U and DLC for games that haven't received any yet such as Mario Tennis, Star Fox Zero, Super Mario 3D World, and Pokkén Tournament.

A demo of Zelda U should be released during E3 immediately after the announcement!

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Of course I doubt that all of that will actually happen, but even if only 4-5 of the items on my list are checked that would make for a wonderful E3 surprise! Anyways what do you hope will be announced by Nintendo during this year's E3? Which items on our wishlist do you hope end up happening? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

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#AVGD #Exclusive #Feature #E3 #Nintendo #WiiU #3DS #eShop

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